Using excavators efficiently means using the right tool for the job. Changing a work tool manually is time consuming and can take up to 30 minutes. That is why more and more demolition and recycling contractors around the world are switching over to smart quick coupling systems. Two of the most well known suppliers in the world, Caterpillar and OilQuick are featured in this article.
The Klindex Expander 530 propane powered grinding and polishing machine, with patented geared mono-rotating planetary system, combines performance and reliability of Klindex grinding and polishing machines with the flexibility of a propane motor.
Five end products with a production capacity of 180t/h and diesel consumption of 60litres/h were the results of a crushing and screening combination of four mobile Keestrack plants tested last autumn.
Chicago Pneumatic has introduced its new electrically powered light towers. Available in both metal and LED versions, CPLB2 light towers plug into a power source, such as an outlet or generator. Up to four CPLB2 LED light towers can be connected together and powered by one of CP’s new single portable inverters.
End of last year Diacom launched in Holland and Belgium their new line of drill segments for heavy reinforced concrete. The line is produced in Diacom’s own factory in Holland. The new segments for thin- and thick walls are called DCCU segments.
Removal of layers, subsurface preparation, grinding and polishing of floors have always been strenuous and fatiguing tasks. Machinery weighing up to 600kg needed to be moved by pure muscle power over floors. However, Schwamborn’s DSM 800RC ensures that the machine does the grinding and be accurately positioned by remote control.
As technology moves forward, core drilling is becoming a fine art. Modern core drilling rigs are sophisticated yet easy-to-use machines offering operators numerous options for best results, even in the harshest environments. Andrei Bushmarin reviews the latest additions in the core drilling segment.
Petrol-powered drills and breakers are designed for use on jobs located in remote areas where there is a need for operators to move around frequently. Therefore, the last thing a contractor wants is to get to a site in the middle of nowhere and find that the drill they have brought does not work because it has not been properly maintained. Downtime is costly, so following a regular maintenance regime will ensure improved uptime and prolong its life.
Kobelco Construction Machinery Europe has announced the arrival of its latest version of the 50t excavator SK500LC-10. It incorporates many new detail changes, but is particularly marked for being designed to provide exceptionally low emissions and increased working performance to maintain unparalleled working efficiency.
The screening efficiency of NCC Roads Nyrand Grusgrav quarry in Svebölle, Denmark, has been improved by the addition of Sandvik’s WX7000 screening media. The anti-blinding polyurethane screening media has increased production capacity, with enhanced material separation, reduced final product fines by 100%, and improved operational lifetime.
Blastrac’s new portable, lightweight shot blasting system 1-8DM is ideal for smaller jobs, such as residential garage floors, pool decks, and small industrial floors. It runs on single phase common power and has a manual travel speed and 222mm blast pattern.
Ground penetrating radar equipment manufacturer, GSSI has announced the availability of LineTrac XT, an accessory to the StructureScan Mini XT. The combination of the StructureScan Mini XT and LineTrac XT helps locate specific power sources in concrete, including AC power and induced RF energy present in conduits. The new LineTrac XT accessory combines radar data with a magnetometer, delivering accurate, dependable, and repeatable performance.